- Classroom Assessment
- ClipArt ETC
- ClipAudio ETC
- ClipPix ETC
- ClipVideo ETC
- ClipVR ETC
- The Educational Technology Clearinghouse
- ESOL TAPESTRY
- Exploring Florida
- Florida Goes to War
- Math Portal
- Multicultural Education
- NPS Hispanic Heritage iBooks
- Presentations ETC
- A Teacher’s Guide to the Holocaust
- Tech-Ease for Macintosh
- Tech-Ease for Windows
- Tech-Ease 4All
- Using Data
- An Educator’s Guide to School Networks
- FCAT Reading 4
- FCAT Reading 8
- FCAT Reading 10
- FCAT Math 5
- FCAT Math 8
- HTML Quick Reference Guide
- The Internet
- Language of the Internet
- Laptops for Learning
- No Strings Attached!
- Distance Learning
- School Web Sites
- Searching the Web
Classroom Assessment is divided into two parts, each containing three lessons. Part I focuses on basic concepts and common assessments such as multiple choice and essay questions. Part II includes performance assessment, classroom interactions, and attitude surveys.
ClipArt ETC is a growing collection of quality, royality-free illustrations for classroom use.
ClipAudio ETC is your source for sound effects and other audio files, including the 1,000 basic English words, for classroom use.
ClipPix ETC is a growing collection of quality, royality-free photographs for classroom use.
ClipVideo ETC is your source for stock video clips for classroom use.
ClipVR ETC offers virtual reality panoramas of historic sites in Arizona, Florida, New Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Texas.
The Educational Technology Clearinghouse is your starting point for links to educational resources for Florida’s teachers. Explore subject area sites, teacher resources, and the reference desk.
ESOL TAPESTRY supports the infusion of ESOL into teacher education programs via video lectures by experts in the field of teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.
Exploring Florida: Social Studies Resources for Students and Teachers includes thousands of resources for multimedia projects and dozens of reading passages with FCAT-like questions. Visit this resource for photographs, maps, music, VRs, movies, documents, and more.
Florida Goes to War: The Sunshine State in World War II provides content and materials pertaining to the World War II experience in Florida. It includes resources on the military, race, economics, the role of women, pre- and post-war statistics, and oral history interviews with Florida WW II veterans.
Lit2Go is a free online collection of stories and poems in MP3 (audiobook) format.
Math Portal offers a large collection of math lesson plans, resources, and links to other web sites.
Multicultural Education through Miniatures has pictures and stories of dolls, puppets, and small figures from many countries. Students and teachers can use the pictures in school projects. Every doll has a story about the culture in his or her country.
NPS Hispanic Heritage iBook Series includes the Castillo de San Marcos, Castolon, Gran Quivira, San Antonio Missions, and Californio to American.
Presentations, ETC includes over 20,000 backgrounds for your Keynote or PowerPoint presentations. Also a selection of themes, templates, and links to other presentation resource sites.
A Teacher’s Guide to the Holocaust is an overview of the people and events of the Holocaust through photographs, documents, art, music, movies, and literature.
Tech-Ease for Macintosh offers concise answers to many of the most common questions about using technology in the Mac classroom.
Tech-Ease for Windows offers concise answers to many of the most common questions about using technology in the Windows classroom.
Tech-Ease 4All offers concise answers to many of the most common questions about using accessibility options in Mac and Windows.
Using Data to Make Decisions outlines techniques for collecting and analyzing data. It contains practice exercises, links to relevant articles, and case studies of teachers who are using data in their classrooms. The course is designed to illustrate methods for collecting and analyzing data that do not require complex mathematics.
The following sites are no longer updated by FCIT. They still receive a small amount of traffic, so we have not deleted them from our server. You may still find some useful information here, but much of this content is outdated.
An Educator’s Guide to School Networks provides an overview of computer networks and their integration into the school setting. Topics include types of networks, protocol, hardware, cabling, topology, and software. This 80-page booklet also includes a convenient glossary. Also available as .
FCAT Express Reading Grade 4 is designed to help teachers prepare students for the fourth grade reading Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test. Sections include teaching strategies, rubric scoring, practice tests, and references.
FCAT Express Reading Grade 8 is designed to help teachers prepare students for the eighth grade reading Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test. Sections include short and extended response rubrics, a self-test using scoring rubrics, two FCAT practice tests, teaching strategies, and related Web sites.
FCAT Express Reading Grade 10 is designed to help teachers prepare students for the tenth grade reading Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test.
FCAT Math 5 Staff Development Tool is designed to help teachers prepare students for the fifth grade math Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test.
FCAT Math 8 Staff Development Tool is designed to help teachers prepare students for the eighth grade math Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test.
Getting Started with Telecommunications contains extremely outdated information about connecting with FIRN. (1995-2001)
HTML Quick Reference Guide is a summary chart of basic HTML code last updated in 2000. Also available as a tri-fold brochure in .
The Internet: Ideas, Activities, and Resources provides an overview of the Internet and includes curriculum integration ideas for Florida educators. Also available as .
Language of the Internet is a guide to Internet terms and acronyms. Last updated in 2000. Also available as a tri-fold brochure in .
The Laptops for Learning Task Force published this 2004 report assessing the use of mobile laptop computers in all learning environments as it relates to student success in grades K-12.
Multimedia in the Classroom: Engaging Students focuses on using multimedia in the classroom as tools to help students visualize, synthesize, convey, and construct knowledge.
No Strings Attached! provides wireless laptop lesson plans and support.
Searching the Web is a beginner’s guide to using Web search tools last updated in 2002. Also available as a tri-fold brochure in .
A Teacher’s Guide to Distance Learning provides a basic introduction to older distance learning technologies and applications in K-12 education. Contents include benefits of distance learning; connectivity issues; print, audio, computer, and video technologies; implementation; and glossary.
A Teacher’s Guide to School Web Sites is an introduction to the entire process of designing and developing a school web site and related issues. Last updated in 2004. Content from this site that is still relevant has been exported to Tech-Ease for Macintosh and/or Tech-Ease for Windows.
The following sites have been removed entirely from our servers. The content was either entirely outdated or utilized Internet technologies no longer supported. We list them here as a record of work we have done in the past and as notification that they are no longer available as we often receive email enquiries about sites teachers remember from years ago.
Digital Teaching and Learning was a free teacher resource that offered suggested teaching strategies and sample lesson plans on integrating technology in the classroom using tool-based software while meeting the Florida Sunshine State Standards
The Pinellas County Schools’ Student Expectations Database was an educator’s resource and reference tool to identify what students should know and be able to do at the pre-K through grade 12 level in ten subject areas. This guide related the Pinellas County Student Expectations to the Sunshine State Standards, benchmarks, competencies, lesson plans, assessments, and resources. The Student Expectations Database was developed in partnership with Pinellas County Schools through the Goals 2000 Student Achievement Grant.